Poetic Devices

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Which word is assonant with my? (buy, myth, height)
Man & Understand; Temperate & Date
That guy's a beast.
Which word is alliterative with kicker? (refund, chorus, cheese)
This type of poem tells a story with characters, a conflict, and a plot.
The brilliant stars dotted the pitch black of the midnight sky.
I dumped my drink in the sink.
We know that ballads are song-like narratives with simple rhyme, steady rhythm, and a(n) ________________________, usually focusing on love or death.
shall I comPARE thee TO a SUMmer DAY?
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
A _______________________, like 'Oh Captain, My Captain,' is a comparison that runs throughout the entire poem.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
How many lines does a sonnet have?
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall//Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
The tide rises by the lighthouse.
The dish ran away with the spoon.
Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey.
This type of poem expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.
Boom!
Besides being exceptionally long, what is the other requirement for a narrative poem to be an epic?

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